Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Float On, Float On

This week I'm working on more Girlfriends Cards.This card says vacation!


The focal image is from the Stayin Afloat Set (Sku#4239). I changed up my coloring tools this week - water coloring with Tombows.  I stamped the images onto watercolor paper, sprinkled with emboss powder, and heat set.  

Next, I used the water based markers to watercolor each image.  I worked in one small area at a time using  a combination of direct and in-direct methods to fill in color.  For the direct method, I colored directly onto the paper with the markers and then spread the color with a water brush, starting in the lightest area - and always starting with a clean brush.  In very small areas, I colored just a small amount and left part of the area without color - that would be the "lightest" color that I started in. For the in-direct method, I scribbled the marker onto a pallet and picked up color with a water brush.  As with traditional water coloring, I wet the area first.  TIP: if you want more contrast, you can add a darker color after an area drys - this works with both methods. Be sure to still wet the whole area, so you don't get hard lines. After I finished coloring, I cut out the image.



I colored two of the buttons in the kit to match. 


I laid the image over lovely design papers and finished it off with embellishments - all from GF Card Kit 2 (Sku#4303). I used brads for earnings.


On the inside I stamped a sentiment that comes with the set on design paper and added a punched butterfly. I used a black pen to draw his antenna and dots on his body.


There are so many possibilities of colors and ways to use the new images.

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


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